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    Does a new theory need to be based on another theory?

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    I disagree with this statement:
    "A study that tries to construct a new theory must be based on another theory because the research question cannot be generated from vacuum."

    I believe one theory is not dependent of another for research question. But, can anyone help me to elaborate on why?

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    Theories are predictions, usually based on some understanding or paradigm. The theories state what they believe will happen (and perhaps why) under particular conditions. That is, given certain variables, they expect particular outcomes. Theories are typically developed by observing some activity or outcomes that current ...

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    Your tutorial is 232 words plus two references and disagrees that theories must be based on another theory and why.

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